Geoffrey Drummond | Executive Director of The Food Lab at SUNY Stony Brook/Southampton
Chef Evangelos Fronimakis | Grecotel
President of Specialty Food Association
Bill Lynch is the president of the Specialty Food Association, with an exceptional career spanning over 25 years, characterized by remarkable achievements across diverse organizations in event marketing, media, and trade associations. A leader of numerous award-winning trade shows in various sectors, he solidified his reputation as a visionary CEO who knows how to captivate audiences and drive unparalleled success. He has established a customer service department that catered to a staggering clientele of over 40,000, setting new standards for customer satisfaction and loyalty. Additionally, Bill expertly managed the operations of large-scale offices and remote teams with a staff exceeding 50, ensuring seamless efficiency and productivity.
As President of the SFA, Bill commands an organization that is focused on creating and delivering unmatched value to its prestigious community of 3,700+ member companies. Under his strategic leadership, the SFA is driving exponential growth, empowering member companies to achieve unprecedented levels of sales and profits while fostering a thriving specialty food industry worth an astonishing $194 billion.
Besides his professional accomplishments, Bill’s focus on family and community involvement showcases his well-rounded nature and commitment to making a positive impact. He possesses a rare combination of strategic acumen, remarkable leadership, and a genuine passion for success.